replace or modify boot.ini and other kind of modifications

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kaitsevaim
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replace or modify boot.ini and other kind of modifications

Post by kaitsevaim » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:24 am

I was wondering...is it somehow possible to edit boot.ini preinstall be a addon or something... I want to change the default timeout setting 30 sec to 0 sec.

Another thing beside it. I dont need the list of operating systems to be displayed for 30 seconds, cause i dont install multiple OS-s on the same computer. Can i disable the checkbox (via registry hack maybe) in system properties--advanced---startup and recovery tab.

Third thing...which reg key marks the system restore check box in system properties---system restore tab? Which value clears the check box and which enables it?
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Post by bober101 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:59 am

xp pro has a utility for editing boot.ini:

for info:
bootcfg /?

u would want this:

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bootcfg /Timeout 0
u can mod my addon i made for soemthing similar:
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=67987#67987
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kaitsevaim
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Post by kaitsevaim » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:30 pm

ok...big thanx for pointing to the addon. Is it correct when i edit your bootmod.cmd file like this

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bootcfg /Timeout 0 /raw "/noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer" /id 1
i didn´t get what´s the point for the /raw switch and what is pmtimer?
I am not very familiar with the switches and other stuff (learning still). So maybe you can teach me a little, please! I would be very grateful. 8)

Edit: found the solution, separated the timeout line from the initial line, cause otherwise it caused problems.

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bootcfg  /raw "/noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer" /id 1
bootcfg /Timeout 0
Still waiting for the other solutions.
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